GARY, Ind. (AP) — Crews have put in indicators in northwest Indiana directing motorists to the small home in Gary that Michael Jackson and his siblings referred to as residence earlier than the Jackson 5 achieved fame.
Marlon Jackson and Tito Jackson joined a number of dignitaries Thursday in unveiling one of many indicators outdoors the household’s former residence, at 2300 Jackson Road.
State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, who helped safe the indicators by way of the Indiana Division of Transportation, mentioned he hopes they are going to spur tourism and growth in Gary whereas additionally honoring the Jackson household’s hyperlink to town.
“Their household has contributed a lot to our world, and it’s an honor to have the ability to acknowledge them and have a good time the group the place they grew up,” he mentioned.
The indicators declaring the “Residence of the World-Well-known Jackson 5” had been positioned alongside Interstate 80/94 in addition to on native roads to direct motorists to the small white residence the place Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and the eight different Jackson youngsters grew up.
Tito Jackson mentioned Thursday that being again in Gary and seeing the house once more “simply brings again nice emotions and nice recollections,” The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.